Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Moving is messing up my groove!

This weekend I am moving to Texas and boy its got my head spinning. I have been working out, but not like I've been wanting to. Instead of doing 3 separate work outs, I've only been doing 1. Just 1. How sucky is that?! So tomorrow morning I am waking up 30 minutes earlier than usual (I already set my alarm) and getting in at least 1 work out.
But just to keep you updated, on Sunday I did yoga and last night I did total body. Since I really started getting back into working out like I used to, I have noticed that my energy level has really increased. I feel more awake in the mornings too. Now this maybe T.M.I. (so look away if you're prude-like) but I've also noticed that I have been wanting to have sex a lot more. The sex has always been great, but now its even better!
Like one of my favorite bloggers always says: "Never underestimate the power of a work out."

Friday, February 12, 2010

A fun work out

So I admit, no workout last night. My stomach was not feeling so good. I thought it was cramps, so I changed into my workout clothes and decided I was gonna do some ab work to help ease them. But no they were not those cramps. I honestly don't know what they were, but they sent me into the bathroom, hurling my brains out.  I don't know what the heck happened.
I do feel better today. In fact I had a great day. Did some cardio outside with my little guys in the snowthis morning. Ran back and forth across our front lawn a bunch of times because juju wanted to race. LOL. Just did 10 minute lower body workout. Legs are ok. Not too jello-y.
My fit tip for today...having fun can always be a workout.Liking "racing" my son this morning. I got my heart rate up and even sweated a little. At the park with the kids? Show them your monkey bar swinging skills. Taking the baby for a stroll around the neighborhood? Keep your head up, walk tall, and engage your abs the whole time. Anything can be turned into some type of workout. Bowling. Now there's a super fun activity, that works your entire body.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cardio x Total Body (wk 1)

*I posted my work out last night, well at least I thought I did. Oh well, here it is...a day late but here it is*

So I had every intention of doing 3 of the 10 minute work outs but missing all those days was not good. I did my cardio work out first. Only 10 minutes and I was sweating my ass off! It felt good to get my heart pounding like that. My body was super exhausted after that but I was determined to do another work out. The first like 4 minutes into the total body work out was fine. But boy oh boy did I want to stop. But I kept going. All my muscles burned. And I started sweating a whole lot more than I did doing cardio. My limbs started quivering too. LOL. But I did it. Sore as I am today, a whole day later, It was an awesome workout.
Now as for tonight...look out body because I'm shooting for 3 work outs tonight.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Back into the swing of things

I will be honest and say I have not been a good girl. Last night was the first time I worked out since last week Thursday. Trying to stay motivated these past couple of weeks has really been tough for me. Between having a feverish little guy, going out of town to do an interview and myself also feeling under the weather has not been good for my workout schedule. I had plans to start the P90X program and actually make it through all 90 days instead of half way at 47 days like I did the first time.
So I have a plan. I will continue to do my 10 minute trainer for the rest of this week and next, doing 2 or 3 workouts a day. After next week, I will start P90X. To help me stay on top of everything I will post my workouts everyday, starting tonight, so I will get used to doing it. I do keep a workout book: I pre-write a week's worth of work outs including how many sets I do, or what work out video I plan to do for that day. I'm pretty good about keeping up with the book, so blogging shouldn't be too bad.
I am off to prepare dinner, but will be back tonight to let you know how my workout went. (If its anything like how it was last night, my body is in for a "burning" treat). 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Core, Core, Core

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Wednesdays! I love working my mid section! I am still doing 10 minute trainer, but every Wednesday I like to do either P90x Core Synergics or Ab Ripper x. They make me challenge my body. When I first started really working out I could barely do a prisoner push up. Now I can do it for a full minute jumping back into plank before my push up.
Everybody wants killer abs. I do! Crunches aren't gonna give you a six pack all on its own. And between you and me...ANYBODY can do crunches. ANYONE can do a hundred crunches. And, again, just between you and me, crunches hurt. Like not the good kind of hurt either. They hurt my back. They hurt my neck. Core exercises are where its at. Try this: get into plank position. Hold for 30 sec. Then lower yourself to the ground like a push up, keeping abs and butt tight, legs straight with only your hands and toes on the ground, and hold this position for 30 seconds. Then push back up to the first position. Key to this is perfect form. Make sure that when you are in plank position, your wrists are under your shoulders. You need to keep everything tight so as not to start rocking where it feels like you're about to lose your balance. (Even though you really might lose your balance. I did) Seriously. Try this out. Everyday. Make this a part of your workout routine. Best time to do it is at the end, part of your cool down.